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Hampshire Cricket Club 2022


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4 hours ago, Pilchards said:

Back to the 4 day matches.

Reading Mohammad Abbas is back in which will give us a massive lift.

So unless we've ditched one of the Aussies before final's day, Abbas having time off would seem purely economic.  Most other counties seem to do about the same anyway.  Not Surrey though seemingly, the instant Pollard got injured they replaced him with another overseas players.  Didn't do them much good for their last couple of T20 games though.

Hants bowling first today, Warks won the toss, must fancy the wicket then. 

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5 hours ago, Window Cleaner said:

So unless we've ditched one of the Aussies before final's day, Abbas having time off would seem purely economic.  Most other counties seem to do about the same anyway.  Not Surrey though seemingly, the instant Pollard got injured they replaced him with another overseas players.  Didn't do them much good for their last couple of T20 games though.

Hants bowling first today, Warks won the toss, must fancy the wicket then. 

ECB relaxed the overseas rule of no more that three under contract when we reached finals day.  Our two Aussies are still with us. 

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Warks 217 all out. Not bad considering that the wicket looks pretty flat.  They made a few runs after the fall of the 7 wicket though, couple of dropped chances, pretty difficult ones apparently;  5 fer for Abbott again. Hoping we get a good start and don't get out to dubious looking shots as some of the Warks batters did.

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Indeed a good day.  Holland did a real opener's job and Dawson did well. Some quick runs from Brown and Fuller at the end to get us 4 batting points.

It's just a bit of a concern that our early batting is so brittle against decent swing bowling, there was absolutely no need whatsoever for Vince  and Gubbins to play those shots yesterday.  Organ is too green and needs to be replaced .

Hopefully we'll be able to go on and win by Thursday.   Don't think Surrey will win, probably just get 5 batting point and the draw, so we'll make up 9 points on them if all goes to plan.

 

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4 minutes ago, badgerx16 said:

Being in Lankyshire I feel that rooting for the Yorkies is approaching the territory of hoping for the Skates to avoid defeat.

Obviously the same sort of Skate mentality in Yorkshire. Bess has gifted Surrey the game by getting tonked for a packet.

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17 hours ago, Window Cleaner said:

Obviously the same sort of Skate mentality in Yorkshire. Bess has gifted Surrey the game by getting tonked for a packet.

The 15-run over off Bess was preceded by a 7-ball over which was a 6-ball maiden followed by a single. First ball of the Bess over then went over the ropes. How the hell are first-class umpires allowing 7-ball overs in the modern game?!

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29 minutes ago, badgerx16 said:

Lost a bit of momentum around overs 10-16, probably 14 runs light.

More like 20-25 short. Whiteley had no timing and Prest had to force the pace.

Mind you, Neil Mallender the ex Somerset seamer and umpire biased there with widing Chris Wood’s last delivery, or it should have been. A couple of key wickets since, not least Banton. Keep Rilee quiet so he takes risks. Somerset have plenty of batting to come to pick back up.

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13 minutes ago, saint1977 said:

More like 20-25 short. Whiteley had no timing and Prest had to force the pace.

Mind you, Neil Mallender the ex Somerset seamer and umpire biased there with widing Chris Wood’s last delivery, or it should have been. 

It all depends, Somerset are 2 down in the power play. If we could get Roussouw before he makes a shedload we'll be quids in.

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10 minutes ago, Lighthouse said:

Stonking! Who saw this coming after the first four group games?

Not me. They were a shambles, but then go on to win 11 out of 12. Well done Vince and the boys. One more to go.

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Very professional display that.  As long as the batters give the bowlers something to aim at they generally produce as they are hard to get away so take wickets as the batsmen feel pressure to keep up the run rate. Lancashire a form team like us so this will be interesting - come on Hampshire !!

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Just now, Pilchards said:

Amazing, truly amazing.

Had me jumping up and down that one.

I thought a free hit meant they still had another ball to go after it.

No, just that they cannot be caught or bowled off of the free hit which is the extra ball.  They can still be run out off of it

what an incredible end to a game.  Between this and the win against Somerset in 2010 we have had a couple of incredible Finals!  Absolutely loving it

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3 minutes ago, Barsiem said:

On another note we are incredibly lucky to have Vince, both as a player and a captain.  What a legend!

You get loyalty in cricket and that’s why he’s here to stay.

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8 minutes ago, Barsiem said:

No, just that they cannot be caught or bowled off of the free hit which is the extra ball.  They can still be run out off of it

what an incredible end to a game.  Between this and the win against Somerset in 2010 we have had a couple of incredible Finals!  Absolutely loving it

The first Hampshire game I remember watching properly was the 2012 final. Miller was slapping it all over the place and it came down to 11 off the last two balls. I can still remember Bumble saying, "foot behind the line young man," in reference to a then very green Chris Wood.

You have to say the mental resilience of this team is quite astonishing. Night and day from Saints. To turn it around after the first four games like that and win what, 12 out of 13, including QF, SF and F is something in itself but the manner of some of the victories... just wow. That game in Taunton and the final today, the oponents looked like they were absolutely coasting to a win but the consistently excellent bowling and fielding just ground them down with no let up. That and we absolutely smashed the Northern group winners.

Unreal T20 season.

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I called this after 4 games when I said they might as well give up and play the kids !. So enjoyable, really felt like they earnt that trophy - still don’t think they are the most talented squad, but they are a team where everyone contributes when needed and they just never give up. After that no ball I had no idea that Lancashire only needed 2 runs to win from the final ball. McDermott really came into his own in the latter stages of the tournament and Fuller has been absolutely excellent - deservedly pipped to man of tournament by Vince - not just for scoring the most runs but his catching, captaincy and even run outs have been crucial. What a rollercoaster - when they were 70-1 after 7 overs, even having seen Hampshires exploits before, I couldn’t see a way back in. Makes up for the dirge served up by saints in the last few month - maybe we can get Vince to give them a talk on application, teamwork and never giving up.

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